July 18, 2019

Lujan Grisham’s approval ratings tepid, as many still have no opinion

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s approval rating is barely above water according to a new poll, as her disapproval rating jumped since the poll’s last release.

The Morning Consult poll found 44 percent of New Mexico voters approved of Lujan Grisham’s job performance while 43 percent disapproved. This gave Lujan Grisham the sixth-highest disapproval rating among all governors. It also found that 13 percent of registered voters had no opinion of her job performance.

Participants were surveyed from the beginning of April through June and is part of the pollster’s quarterly review approval ratings of all 50 governors and 100 U.S. Senators.

The state’s two U.S. Senators had similar approval ratings, but lower disapproval ratings.

Tom Udall, who is retiring, had a 44 percent approval rating and 33 percent disapproval rating. Martin Heinrich had a 42 percent approval rating and 36 percent disapproval rating.

Morning Consult conducted 487,624 surveys with registered U.S. voters between April 1 and June 30. Morning Consult asked for the approval rating for all governors, U.S. Senators and House members.

Morning Consult also regularly releases state-by-state approval ratings for the president.